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Jason Powell Talks Chris Claremont's X-Men

Jason Powell Talks Chris Claremont's X-Men
Geek Genie caught up with author Jason Powell on the release of his book "The Best There is at What He does - Examining Chris Claremont's X-Men" released by Sequart.   GG: Hi Jason. Congratulations on the release of your book! What made you want to write a book specifically about the Claremont run in X-Men? JP: Well I guess that my love of the X-Men is really tied to that particular run by Chris Claremont. I was lucky enough to be given a collection of comic books from my Uncle which had a good mix of Marvel comics (although he refused to give up his Spidey books!). I discovered the X-Men at the same time that the X-Men cartoon series was also taking off and so I really wanted to find out more about these chracters.  GG: Claremont's run is legendary for its soap opera and length of run. Was...
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Raimi's Spider-Man - A Look Back

Raimi's Spider-Man - A Look Back
With the eagerly anticipated introduction of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next year's Homecoming, Geek Genie takes a wistful look back at Sam Raimi's original trilogy of movies in the naughties...starting with Spider-Man. When a young teenager by the name of Tom Holland appeared in Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, it was the first time a teenager was depicting a teenage Spider-Man. Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and long before him Nicolas Hammond, were all mid to late twenties when they were web spinning so most of fandom were happy that Spider-Man was truly returning to his roots with a physical depiction of Spider-Man more true to the original form created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. So how does the Maguire Spider-Man now fit into the cinematic mythos? In terms of continuity, it doesn't exist as Marvel only recently reached an agreement with Sony to take creative control of...
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